13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Galerie Forsblom. Venture out of the city with trips to Jarvenpaa (Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius & Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, shop like a local with ARTag Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Helsinki. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

Plan my day in Turku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, then shop like a local with Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, then stop by Keittioelamaa, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then stop by Viherlandia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

2
nights
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Rapio Mill. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."